Continuing Education Courses | Complete License Renewal Requirements

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

OPTION 1

If you were licensed prior to November 1, 2021, you need to complete the requirements below by April 30, 2024:

  • 12 Hours
    • 4 Hours Core
    • 8 Hours Elective
      • 1 Hour must fulfill the Sexual Harassment Prevention training requirement

OPTION 2

If you were originally licensed between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2023, you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing Package for your first license renewal period by April 30, 2024.

OPTION 3

If you were originally licensed on or after November 1, 2023, you need to complete the 45 Hour Post-Licensing Package by April 30, 2026.

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: April 30, 2023

OPTION 1

If you were licensed prior to May 1, 2021, you must complete the requirements below by April 30, 2023:

OPTION 2

If you were licensed between May 1, 2021 and January 31, 2023, you must complete the requirements below by April 30, 2023:

  • 12 Hours of CE:
    • 4 Hours of Core
    • 8 Hours of Elective
      • 1 Hour must fulfill the sexual harassment prevention training requirement

OPTION 3

If you were licensed on or after February 1, 2023, no CE is required for the upcoming renewal.

NEXT RENEWAL DEADLINE: July 31, 2024

OPTION 1

If first issued a license prior to May 1, 2022, you need to complete the following by July 31, 2024:

OPTION 2

If first issued a license on or after May 1, 2022, no CE is required for the upcoming renewal.

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CE You Can Complete Anytime: Self-Paced

CE BUNDLES

Complete ALL of your license renewal requirements in one go, and save money at the same time. These are self-paced and will remain accessible to you through your deadline in April 2023. Bonus! These will also satisfy your NAR ethics requirement, due December 31, 2024.

24 Hour Managing Broker Bundle

Purchase COST: $199

This bundle will satisfy the renewal requirement for Managing Brokers.

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Fair Housing
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • 12 Hour Broker Management

12 Hour CE Bundle: Residential

Purchase COST: $85

This bundle offers a special focus on residential real estate elective topics. Includes:

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Fair Housing
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

12 Hour CE Bundle: Commercial

Purchase COST: $85

This bundle offers a special focus on commercial real estate elective topics. Includes:

  • (Elective) Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism
  • (Elective) Anatomy of a Shopping Center
  • (Elective) Anatomy of an Office Building
  • 4 Hours Core
  • 1 Hour Elective: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

A LA CARTE SELF-PACED

If you know you need just a few more continuing education hours, these individual classes are up your alley.

CLASS CE CREDITS COST DESCRIPTION
Core

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4 Hrs Core $35-$38 Review legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Anatomy of an Office Building

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Get into the field of office building development and management, and develop a more thorough understanding of office building operations.
Anatomy of a Shopping Center

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Gain a working knowledge of the shopping center development process and history.
Behind the Scenes of a Residential Mortgage

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Gain insight into behind-the-scenes of processing and issuing a mortgage.
Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Learn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Divorce Real Estate

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Understand how to work with clients who are going through or have gone through the divorce process.
Making Sense of Residential Real Estate Taxes

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Learn how taxes are prorated for closings, levied and protested.
Ownership and Title: How, Who and What

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3 Hrs Elective $25-$28 Review the various types of estates in lands, the interests of owners, as well as the legal aspects of deed and title.
Reasonable Accommodations

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2 Hr Elective $15-$18 Understand the rights and obligations of persons with disabilities and housing providers under the Act relating to reasonable accommodations.
Mold & Real Estate

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1 Hr Elective $15-$18 Learn what you need to know about navigating the growing problem of mold in residential & commercial real estate transactions.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

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1 Hr Elective $15-$18 This course completes the license renewal requirement.
8 Hour Leasing Agent Course

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8 Hr Elective $65-$75 Focus on the application and analysis of license law in real-life situations.
12 Hour Broker Management Course

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12 Hr Elective $169-$179 Learn skills and methods to train employees, implement sound real estate business practices and manage your offices.
Fair Housing

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4 Hr Elective $35-$38 Better understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.

Upcoming Live Classes

Hosted in locations across Chicago or wherever you choose to set up your virtual classroom, we have a live schedule to fit your schedule!

2 Hours: $20-$25  |  3 Hours: $30-$35  |  4 Hours: $40-$45  |  Designations & Certifications: Prices Vary

45 Hour Post-Licensing Classes 12 Hour Broker Management Classes

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification

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12/1/22 Live Webinar 6 Hours Elective Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the transaction.
Core

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12/9/22 Classroom: CAR Central 4 Hours Elective Review legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & REALTOR Safety

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12/9/22 Classroom: CAR Central 2 Hours Elective Being safe in the workplace and on the job is perhaps the most important thing we can learn as we prepare to be successful in our careers.
Short-Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification

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12/14/22 Live Webinar 6 Hours Elective Better help homeowners and homebuyers navigate short-sale and foreclosure transactions.
CLASS NAME DATE FORMAT(S) CE CREDITS DESCRIPTION
Analyze & Underwrite Multi-Unit & Mixed-Use Properties

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1/18/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Learn how to assess the viability of an investment property from both an investor’s and a banker’s perspective.
The Appraisal Process

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1/18/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes of the appraisal process, stay current with industry changes and key verbiage, learn how to construct competitive CMA’s and more.
CLASS NAME DATE FORMAT(S) CE CREDITS DESCRIPTION
Condo Mortgages: Guidelines to Avoiding Pitfalls

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2/2/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn how to guide your clients through how condos, PUDs and co-ops affect mortgage guidelines.
Property Management 101

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2/2/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn about various types of buildings and review basic knowledge such as neighborhood comparisons and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation

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2/2/23 Classroom: CAR Central 8 Hours Elective Get specialized information to help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing sellers.
Stand Out From the Crowd: High Performing Homes

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2/17/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Become well-versed in Chicago’s high-performance housing market and guide clients through incentives, rebates, listing strategies and home value upgrades.
Real Estate Auctions: What Every Broker Should Know

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2/17/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn the ins-and-outs of real estate auctions and perfect your business strategy in this select market.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation

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2/21/23 – 2/22/23 Live Webinar & Classroom: CAR Central 12 Hours Elective Get specialized information to help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing homebuyers.
Core

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2/25/23 Classroom: 9730 S Western Evergreen Park, IL 60805 4 Hours Elective Review legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & REALTOR Safety

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2/25/23 Classroom: 9730 S Western Evergreen Park, IL 60805 2 Hours Elective Being safe in the workplace and on the job is perhaps the most important thing we can learn as we prepare to be successful in our careers.

 

CLASS NAME DATE FORMAT(S) CE CREDITS DESCRIPTION
Core

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3/2/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 4 Hours Core Review legal, ethical and practical responsibilities including Illinois license law, the handling of escrow and transaction documents, Fair Housing issues and advertising.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & REALTOR Safety

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3/2/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 2 Hours Elective Complete the license renewal requirement with additional units on safety.
Short-Sales & Foreclosures(SFR) Certification

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3/15/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 6 Hours Elective This course is specifically designed to show how you can serve as a resource for sellers and buyers in the brokerage of distressed properties.
12 Hour Broker Management

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3/18/23 – 3/25/23 Classroom: 9730 S Western Evergreen Park, IL 60805 12 Hours Elective Learn about the managing broker’s ongoing responsibility to promote appropriate steps to affordable property ownership and the critical duties to supervise, train and set policy.
Renovation Lending Solutions

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3/20/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn about obtaining financing, how to list a renovated home and how to structure a Renovation transaction.
Solar For Real Estate Agents

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3/20/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn how to navigate the contracts, benefits and listing of solar residential properties.
Pricing Strategy Advisor(PSA)Certification

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3/31/23 Live Webinar 6 Hours Elective The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.
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Real Estate Negotiation Expert(RENE)Certification 

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4/5/23-4/6/23 Classroom: CAR Central 8 Hours Elective Elevate your negotiation game with this two-day certification! This course will examine different formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win.
Code of Ethics

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4/8/23 Classroom: 9730 S Western Evergreen Park, IL 60805 3 Hours Elective Learn how the Code of Ethics compares to and contrasts with the concept of general business ethics.
Fair Housing

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4/8/23 Classroom: 9730 S Western Evergreen Park, IL 60805 3 Hours Elective Better understand Fair Housing history and laws, and get real-life context and resources about Fair Housing-related matters.
Divorce Real Estate Foundations

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4/18/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Understand how to work with clients who are going through or have gone through the divorce process.
The Appraisal Process

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4/18/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes of the appraisal process, stay current with industry changes and key verbiage, learn how to construct competitive CMA’s and more.
Analyze & Underwrite Multi-Unit & Mixed-Use Properties

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4/21/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Learn how to assess the viability of an investment property from both an investor’s and a banker’s perspective.
Renovation Lending Solutions

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4/21/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 3 Hours Elective Learn about obtaining financing, how to list a renovated home and how to structure a Renovation transaction.
Essentials of Property Management

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4/24/23 Hybrid: Live Webinar & Classroom 8 Hours Elective The most cost-effective way to preserve residential properties is through proper management and preventive maintenance techniques.
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Senior Real Estate Specialist(SRES)Designation

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5/15/23-5/18/23 Live Webinar 8 Hours Elective The SRES® Designation course seeks to instill knowledge and understanding of and empathy for 50+ real estate clients and customers. Develop the business-building skills and resources needed for specialization in the 50+ real estate market.
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NAR’s Green Designation

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8/21/23-8/24/23 Live Webinar 8 Hours Elective NAR’s Green Designation provides advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices so that you can seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.
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Real Estate Investing
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9/20/23 Live Webinar 8 Hours Elective This course covers the fundamentals of real estate investment practitioners need to know to expand their business services. You’ll learn how to adapt core real estate skills and learn new ones to serve clients who want to invest in single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and small multifamily properties.
Resort ​&​ Second-Home Property Specialist(RSPS)Certification

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9/26/23 Live Webinar 8 Hours Elective This one-day core course focuses on the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.
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Essentials of Property Management
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10/4/23-10/5/23 Classroom :CAR Central 8 Hours Elective The most cost-effective way to preserve residential properties is through proper management and preventive maintenance techniques. This program helps building owners and managers be more effective at their jobs. Additionally, it will help foster ethical and legal practices in residential property management.
The Appraisal Process
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10/23/23 Classroom :CAR Central 3 Hour Elective Gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes of the appraisal process, stay current with industry changes and key verbiage, learn how to construct competitive CMA’s, and more.
Stand Out From the Crowd: High Performing Homes

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10/23/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Become well-versed in Chicago’s high-performance housing market and guide clients through incentives, rebates, listing strategies and home value upgrades.
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Military Relocation Professional(MRP)Certification

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11/1/23 Live Webinar 8 Hours Elective The goal of the Military  Relocation Professional Certification Course is to educate real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs.
Pricing Strategy Advisor(PSA)Certification

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11/13/2023 Live Webinar 6 Hours Elective In this course, students will learn to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments to them, for use in developing home price opinions.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative(ABR) Designation

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11/20/23-11/21/23 Classroom:CAR Central 12 Hours Elective The goal of the ABR® two-day designation course is to educate and prepare buyer’s reps to provide top-notch service and fidelity to buyers and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business.
CLASS NAME DATE FORMAT(S) CE CREDITS DESCRIPTION
Condo Mortgages: Guidelines to Avoiding Pitfalls

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12/1/23 Live Webinar 3 Hours Elective Learn how to guide your clients through how condos, PUDs and co-ops affect mortgage guidelines.
Property Management 101

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12/1/23 Live Webinar 3 Hour Elective Learn about various types of buildings and review basic knowledge such as neighborhood comparisons and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource(SFR) Certification

 

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12/5/23 Live Webinar 6 Hours Elective This course is specifically designed to show how you can serve as a resource for sellers and buyers in the brokerage of distressed properties.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert(RENE) Certification

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12/14/23-12/15/23 Classroom:CAR Central 8 Hour Electives Elevate your negotiation game with this two-day certification! This course will examine different formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win.
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